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The Encinal Yacht Club Spring Twilight Series: Beer Can Regatta 05/16/2014, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA
The Beer Can Regatta, where simple is better.

Whether it be a mid-week event or a Friday kick starter, the beer can is a great way to unwind, share a beer or a laugh and unwind from the powers that be. For many, its a great way to let the evening commute wear itself out while engaging in something a tad more interesting.

The young and the old, the vets and the virgins all emerge from their daily chores and exchange news, ideas and experiences.

You might see and old classic, like a Mercury using a different method to get the center of effort forward.

Or a radical departure from the norm, like the FrankenWabbit tracking down the fleet!

It's a chance to bring friends and colleagues for a quick introduction to the sport without committing to an entire day.

It allows skippers a chance to try out new crew, or just sail with the usual in a less stressful event.

You can introduce old friends to a new design, the may have only admired from afar!

But most of all, its about the smiles and having fun!

Words & Photos : Erik Simonson
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